Judge Royce Lamberth of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia ruled that military commission Judge Vance Spath acked authority to hold Chief Defense Counsel John Baker in contempt for disobeying an order last year. The full decision is below.
Judicial Review of Decisions to Kill American Citizens Under the AUMF: The Most Important Case You Missed Last Week
A federal judge says courts should review the U.S. government’s decision-making process when it decides to target a U.S. citizen as part of the armed conflict authorized by the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force.
Livestream: FBI Director and Justice Department Inspector General Testify on Clinton Email Investigation Report
FBI Director Christopher Wray and Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz will testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee on last Friday’s inspector general report on the FBI’s handling of the Clinton email investigation. The hearing will begin at 2:00 p.m. Watch the livestream below:
FBI director Christopher Wray and Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz will testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday afternoon, NPR reports.
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A review of the half-dozen times that the executive branch has addressed the question of whether a president can be prosecuted, indicted or included as an unindicted co-conspirator.
ICYMI: Former Attorney General Dick Thornburgh Urges Republicans to Defend the Mueller Investigation and the Justice Department
In case you missed it, or missed Benjamin Wittes’s subsequent tweet commending it, former attorney general Dick Thornburgh had an important op-ed in the Washington Post last week—headlined “We Republicans Must All Speak out to Protect the Mueller Investigation”—in which he defends Bob Mueller, his investiga
The United States needs to take the threat of prison radicalization seriously.
Can media coverage be objective about a military that largely supports the president--and whose successes are some of his administration’s greatest achievements?
This week, Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz released a gigantic report on the FBI's handling of the Clinton emails matter/investigation during the 2016 election cycle. On Friday, Benjamin Wittes got together with Quinta Jurecic, Lawfare's managing editor; Carrie Cordero, former Justice Department official and Lawfare contributor; and Marty Lederman of Just Security and the Georgetown Law school, to talk about the whole report.
The Inspector General on the FBI in Fall 2016: How a Fateful Delay Set the Stage for the Ultimate October Surprise
The Inspector General report yields disturbing inferences about the situational awareness of former FBI Director James Comey and the judgment of several senior FBI officials involved in the Clinton investigation, including former Deputy Director Andrew McCabe.
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A mea culpa on the witness tampering case against Paul Manafort and the merits of Rod Rosenstein's memo in support of James Comey.
On Thursday, the Inspector General released its report on the FBI’s handling of the Clinton email investigation, according to the Wall Street Journal. The 500-page report is highly critical of Former FBI Director James B. Comey for his decisions leading up to the 2016 election.
A new essay in the Hoover Aegis series discusses the foreseeable downsides of deputizing private platforms to police internet users’ speech.
The 500-page Justice Department report underscores that the investigation has no simple narrative arc.
On Thursday, the Justice Department’s inspector general released its final report on conduct by FBI and Justice Department leadership during the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server. The full report is below.
The Justice Department inspector general will issue a report Thursday on the federal investigation into Hillary Clinton’s private email server, reports CNN. The report took 17 months to compile, and CNN says it is expected to be released at 2 p.m.
Document: New York Attorney General Sues Trump Foundation for Campaign Coordination and Self-Dealing
On Thursday, New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood sued the Trump Foundation and its board of directors in state court for “extensive unlawful political coordination with the Trump presidential campaign, repeated and willful self-dealing transactions to benefit Mr.
A recent Board of Immigration Appeals case concluded that a woman who was kidnapped and forced into labor for El Salvadoran guerrillas is a material supporter of terrorism and therefore ineligible for asylum.